Deployment to active duty can be a serious burden on the families of service personnel. The "unsung heroes" at home can be subject to a great deal of emotional and financial stress. SALUTE,INC. helps affected families through their Direct Assistance Program providing financial aid for rent/mortgage payments, medical bills, auto expenses, phone, utility bills, family counseling, travel and moving costs.
The eligibility for the Direct Assistance Program has been temporarily redefined and will require the applicant to be currently service connected or involved in the process of an evaluation for service connection.
Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom Only.
**Eligibility requirements : OIF / OEF Must provide Military points of contact and have written consent given to VA case manager allowing us permission to discuss your case. Due to the current caseload of veterans needing assistance, Please allow 2-3 weeks.
Proof of honorable service or discharge or proof of kinship may be required to verify eligibility, if requested by SALUTE,INC.
Complete a Direct Assistance Application, and submit it to SALUTE, INC. via fax 847-359-8818 or at P.O. Box 236, Propsect Heights, IL 60070
The SALUTE, INC. Direct Assistance Program Committee will evaluate the application, verify eligibility, assess the availability of resources to meet the request and notify the applicant of approval or rejection within two weeks of receipt of the application by SALUTE,INC.
If you would like to donate to this Program or to contribute to the general fund of SALUTE, INC. please go to the "Donate" heading of our website or send your donation directly by mail to:
P.O. Box 236
Prospect Heights, Illinois 60070-0236